The following is my first and only post about the 2012 General Elections. (*serious face*)
In a few hours, I’ll be exercising a right and a privilege unavailable to so many around the world. I’ll be voting in the 2012 Presidential Election. If you were born or have lived for an extended period of time in what many Americans would turn their noses up and identify as a ‘Third World Country’, election time can be more than a little stressful. It can be dangerous. The mere act of voting and getting to polling stations can be extremely challenging. Ballot tampering, threats and intimidation are also very real. For the most part, in relative ease, Americans can march into a polling station and walk out with a feeling that they’ve had a voice in communicating who they’d like to represent them in government.
Hmmmm, simmer on those thoughts.
So, the United States of America is now demonstrating that they’re better than the Third World?
Hmmmm, let’s see…
This is probably the second Presidential Election I’ve experienced in recent years that has been incredibly ripe with all of the ‘Third World Country’ qualities. But even this one takes the cake. Contention is not even the word. It has gone way beyond that. This Presidential race is a downright deplorable, ugly, mess. Threats and intimidation of potential voters? Hm. Lies and deception? Hm. Hours and hours on line at polling stations? Hm. “Accidental” printing of the General Election date — no, it is November 6, not the 7th. Hm. I guess I only have to wait for dimpled and hanging chads and broken, tampered and dumped-in-the-river voting machines. Oh, and maybe a murder? I’m just saying. It’s getting that close. The rhetoric is so incendiary.
It’s not even Tom Foolery. Not even close. It’s sinister and shameful. I’m appalled — and if you’re an American, whether born and bred or naturalized, you should be too. Threats and intimidation about having the right to vote? Really? Wow.
Welcome to the Third World. Hope you enjoy your stay.
P.S. Don’t get me started on people who complain and then don’t get their lazy behinds to the polls. Um, shut up and stay in your corner and stop sucking up our air. Some of us Third World-ers don’t take this right and privilege for granted.